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Hi Everyone, I'm french, tell me about your passion.

AurelienAurelien PARIS✭✭
edited March 2011 in Welcome Posts: 58
Hello, my name is Aurélien ROBERT, I'm a French guitar player,

and I want to discuss about something that interest me :

how do you live your passion (playing gipsy jazz) in your country?

i will tell you about how it is in Paris :D

Sorry for my English... my 2nd album is free to download !!


  • noodlenotnoodlenot ✭✭✭
    Posts: 388
    Hi there! I don´t live my passion (well, actually one of my passions) that much, as i haven´t found a single GJ player around here (Portugal). There was a forum member here, but he was dutch and moved back before i could get in touch with him (maybe next time, emile!).

    I´m still looking (and learning) though...

    and, BTW, great donna lee on your youtube channel! (it was the only one i got time to check out).


    Edit: and welcome!
  • HotTinRoofHotTinRoof Florida✭✭✭
    Posts: 304
    Hi Aurelien,

    Do not worry about your English. Much much better than my non-existent French. :?

    Welcome! "Living" it is a little difficult unless you count blasting Gypsy tunes in my office throughout the day. I work in a very tech heavy, computer driven industry - quite a different environment than tight crowded bars at night. :lol:

    I just discovered this wonderful music style a few months ago and have dove right in. I'm going to be soon taking lessons from a wicked Gypsy Jazz guitarist here in the Boston area and hope to find out more about the scene. The Django In June festival is out here this summer where I look forward to meeting a lot of fabulous people and soaking in their knowledge!

    I was in Paris for the first time last year and loved it - was very impressed with the city. It impacted me more than I had expected. I thought it was going to be just another large European city but it has a wonderful artistic flavor running through it. Caught a Gypsy 4 piece playing outside a club on, I believe it was Rue Saint-Honoré. They were flying at a light speed tempo!

    Look forward to my next visit to your country - hopefully with a bit more gypsy playing skill under my wing. :wink:
  • edited January 2011 Posts: 83
    Hi Aurelien!

    My name is Emile.I was born in Carolina and studied there.I live in Holland
    I saw Birelli when I was 16.I went to school in America.My dad was a classical musician had many violin students and i jammed with a few of them.
    Then I went back to Holland and played Rock,funk and writing songs.
    4 years ago I saw Jimmy rosenberg..met him and his brother and was blown away.
    Got to meet alot of great gypsy jazz people in Holland.
    Got to jam with some too.Took lessons etc.
    Still practicing my ass off.(With little

    You have nice youtubes!

    (Miguel..I might come to Lisbon again soon!Hope we jam! Saúde) :)
  • noodlenotnoodlenot ✭✭✭
    Posts: 388
    cool emile!

    slight off-topic: i might be visiting holland (and Paris) in March, mainly to check gypsy jazzers over there. if i make it, i´ll contact you. (end of off-topic, sorry for that)

    we´re still waiting for your paris stories, Aurelien!

  • HotTinRoofHotTinRoof Florida✭✭✭
    Posts: 304
    Nice youtube videos Aurelien - nice playing.

    What strings do you have on your hollowbody electric? - they have a nice sound. What guitars do you play?
  • AurelienAurelien PARIS✭✭
    Posts: 58
    Sorry guys, sick since 2 days, I'll answer as soon as I feel better !
    (This is from my phone).
    The first thing I can say is that, anytime I want to play, I find the people to, even the Gipsy stars are easy to meet and play with, here ! only go to youtube? Never myspace?
    :mrgreen: my 2nd album is free to download !!
  • AurelienAurelien PARIS✭✭
    Posts: 58
    So !
    I'm 28, professionnal as a guitar player and teacher for 2 years, my last real job was optician (don't know if it's good english).

    A few month before becoming musician, I made my first jam in a well-known jam for guitar, at the styx. I used to play on a kind of Godin guitar, and for the first jam in my life, I played with Sebastien Giniaux ! It was great ! (He took my phone number after :-D )
    Now we meet to jam or in concerts.
    Well, I was blowen up by the level in Paris ! and I'm still impressed ! my 2nd album is free to download !!
  • AurelienAurelien PARIS✭✭
    Posts: 58
    Still with my phone...
    Are there many guitar players near your city or do you have to moove to play with new guys? my 2nd album is free to download !!
  • HotTinRoofHotTinRoof Florida✭✭✭
    Posts: 304
    Boston, Massachusetts is home to the Berklee School of Music so we are fortunate to have quite a lot of good guitarists in the area. Many many Jazz, Blues, Classical, and Rock guys.

    Now Gyspy Jazz...
    If we're speaking about gigging/playing live guitarists (semi pro or pro) - As far as I understand, there are only a handful of Gypsy Jazz guitarists around! Sounds like half a dozen guys or so. Hopefully at least 1 more (me) in the future! :D

    Gypsy Jazz seems to have a very small/underground community around here. What are other US cities like? How is Seattly I wonder? Has Michael built the mother ship up there? :lol:

    Any Boston guys please correct me if I'm off base!

  • adrianadrian AmsterdamVirtuoso
    Posts: 472
    HotTinRoof wrote:
    Gypsy Jazz seems to have a very small/underground community around here. What are other US cities like?

    There's a good scene here in Chicago. I maintain a page about it here:

    Aurelien, I liked your recent video with Adrien Moignard! And it was great that you decided to dress in the same outfit. ;-)

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